Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell Junior Legion Post 18 baseball team split a doubleheader with Pierre on Friday at Drake Field. Mitchell won the first game 8-6 and lost game two 2-1. Jackson Sadler earned the win in game one. He recorded five strikeouts, gave up one earned run in five innings pitched. Brady Hawkins picked up the save. Hawkins also went 4-for-4 at the plate and drove in four runs. Peyton Nash finished 2-for-3 in game one. Brady Brosz pitched the complete game for Mitchell in game two. He tallied four strikeouts. Offensively, Sadler went 2-for-3 and Colby Gillen finished 1-for-2.
EMERY — The Dimock-Emery Raptors scored four times in the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie and pull away in a Sunshine League amateur baseball contest Thursday night against Parkston, winning 10-5. Jason Schmidt was the winning pitcher for the Raptors, recording seven strikeouts in three and 2/3 innings pitched. Gene Kitchens had two doubles and four RBIs, while Doug Sudbeck added two hits and three RBIs in the win.
SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell Black teener baseball team earned a pair of wins Thursday night over Sioux Falls Central, winning 4-2 and 8-2 in the doubleheader. The Mitchell 14s got two strong pitching performances, with Evan Demaranville throwing the first game, a complete-game two-hitter. In the second contest, Masen Thompson allowed four hits, two runs and pitched all seven innings.
BROOKINGS—After Brookings tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Mitchell Post 18 baseball team responded. With the scored tied at 5, Jed Schmidt led the top of the ninth inning off with a double and came around to score the game-winning run on a two-out, RBI-single by Carson Max as Mitchell held on for a 6-5 win on Thursday in Brookings.
WINNER—Zach Harter and Austin Calhoon each had four RBIs as Winner/Colome smashed South Central 19-0 (five innings) in an amateur baseball game on Wednesday in Winner. Harter had a home run, while Calhoon picked up the win on the mound, tossing a one-hitter. Calhoon had eight strikeouts and two walks in five innings pitched. Tarrell Bauld added a double and three RBIs, while Austin Richey and Dillon Lambley each had two RBIs. Winner/Colome (5-1, 3-1 Sunshine League) plays Mount Vernon on Sunday in Mount Vernon.
HURON — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is returning to Dakota State Fair Speedway. An unforeseen opening in the 2017 season schedule is allowing the nation's top sprint car racing series to make its second stop at the Huron oval on July 1. It will be the only appearance for the World of Outlaws in South Dakota this season.
PLANKINTON—Kris Menning and Aaron Groeneweg combined for seven RBIs as the Corsica-Stickney Horned Frogs earned a non-league amateur baseball win over the Plankinton Bankers on Tuesday in Plankinton. Menning went 5-for-6 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Groeneweg added three hits, including a home run. Luke Bamberg and Jared DeWaard each had three runs scored as the Horned Frogs recorded 14 hits in the win. On the mound, Kyle Larson picked up the win, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits with 11 strikeouts and four walks in six innings pitched.
The Mitchell junior Legion baseball team earned a pair of close wins Tuesday over Harrisburg, winning 2-1 and 9-8 at Drake Field. In the first game, Hunter Stahle pitched a gem for Mitchell, throwing six innings and striking out five, while allowing just one run. Brady Brosz pitched the seventh inning and had the save. Stahle also drove in a run and Peyton Nash was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
BRANDON — The Eastern South Dakota Conference championships brought about struggles for the Mitchell High School girls golf team Tuesday. The Kernels, who have been solid all season, finished shooting a score of 401 as a team and were eighth of nine teams at the meet held at Brandon Golf Course. Aberdeen Central won the team title, shooting 341 as a team, finishing 14 strokes ahead of the hosts Brandon Valley.
PIERRE — With three of the top five individual finishers wearing purple, the Winner Area girls golf team won the Region 3A meet championship Tuesday at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre. The Warriors shot 357 as a team, eight strokes in front of perennial region power Parkston, which had a team card of 365. Mobridge-Pollock was the third team to qualify for state, shooting 405.